Here are some of the most common causes of outages. 1. Storms: Wind, heat, ice and snow are the most common causes of widespread power outages. 2. Trees: During high winds, or trimming by an untrained professional, limbs can come into contact with power lines and cause interruptions.Why was the power out last night?
Lightning is responsible for many power outages. If the lights go out in the middle of a thunderstorm, lightning is probably the culprit. Bolts can strike the tall poles that support power lines, damaging the lines and/or other equipment on the poles (fuses, transformers, relays), which interrupts the flow of electricity.